Partial-hand amputee receives X-fingers

02/26/2013 | KWCH-TV (Wichita, Kan.)

A Kansas man who lost his legs and several fingers to E. coli has been fitted with X-Fingers, mechanical devices that he powers with the remaining muscles in his hand. While computerized prostheses are available for whole-hand amputees, advanced prosthetics are not really available for people missing just a few fingers, according to practitioners at Hanger Prosthetics, who fit Martinez with the X-Fingers. Martinez, who uses microprocessor-controlled prosthetic feet, said, "It actually feels like your fingers. That's the amazing part. It feels as though I have fingers."

View Full Article in:

KWCH-TV (Wichita, Kan.)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
President/Chief Executive Officer
MedCost
Winston-Salem, NC
Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney
Coats and Bennett PLLC
Cary, NC
Director, Payer Marketing
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise
BASF, The Chemical Co.
San Diego, CA
Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan
Cejka Executive Search for Texas Childre's Health Plan
Houston, TX